A Sampling Revolution: Producers can now clear samples without paying upfront feesA Sampling Revolution: Producers can now clear samples without paying upfront fees

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A Sampling Revolution: Producers can now clear samples without paying upfront fees

The times of sample clearance upfront fees are now a thing of the past. First, Tracklib removed the headache of clearing samples. Now, we've upped the ante by removing sample clearance fees completely. That means you can clear unlimited samples through one affordable subscription.

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February 9, 2024

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Before Tracklib, the journey for producers and artists to release music with samples was dreadful and frustrating. They had to navigate a complex maze to first identify the owners of the original master and publishing rights, followed by lengthy negotiations and hefty upfront fees—usually in the thousands of dollars range—along with extremely high revenue shares. Above all, the risk that rightsholders wouldn't permit the use of the sample at all was a constant worry...

Six years ago, Tracklib transformed that process by offering sample clearances for as low as $50. Now, Tracklib is changing the game again by removing sample clearance fees completely for Premium and Max subscription plans. This means producers have access to unlimited sample clearances and can clear samples without paying any upfront fees, as it's included in the subscription.

All it takes now to clear samples is an affordable subscription (cheaper than your average streaming account), and a few minutes to spare (to register the sample usage and revenue share).

"The sample clearing game has gotten way out of hand... Tracklib is doing a great job to restore some order and fairness back to the producer."

—Elite (J. Cole, DMX, Styles P, JID)

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Sample Clearance: The New Style

Eliminating sample clearance fees is more than just a service update. Allowing producers to sample without licensing fees is an unprecedented step in the music industry. Not only for producers (with easy and affordable ways to clear samples) but also for music creators and original rightsholders (with new revenue streams as part of a fair model).

"We want to make sampling accessible to the many producers and artists of the world. That means things need to be easy, fair, and affordable. By removing hurdles and fees, we are making it accessible to both producers on the charts and those just starting out."

—Andreas Ahlenius (CEO of Tracklib)

Over the years, Tracklib has built up trust from 400+ labels, publishers, and artists. These parties now clearly see the value of their art being sampled, and it being set up in a way that works for producers of all levels. As a result, Tracklib can drive further change by removing sample clearance fees completely. As they say, Rome wasn't built in a day... This was a long haul to work towards together.

Among the artists available on the platform you'll find classic names such as Bob James, Isaac Hayes, or Ray Charles, along with tens of thousands of undiscovered gems. Modern artists/producers has certainly showed appreciation for it, with artists like Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Kaytranada (and many more) releasing songs with samples cleared through Tracklib.

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